Coffee is something most of us drink on a regular basis, and before writing this article, I thought the best coffee shop in Pensacola was Starbucks. Looking through my GPS for coffee shops, I was pleasantly surprised to learn Pensacola is has hidden gems all over the city. This means we can get our coffee fix virtually anywhere.
1. The Bodacious Brew
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The Bodacious Brew is a cute and friendly coffee shop located on S Palafox St. They have four brewing methods for serving coffee, and they offer espresso, breakfast and tea. Reviews on Trip Advisor claim that Bodacious Brews makes the “best latte in Pensacola,” and they offer gluten-free options!
2. The Drowsy Poet Coffee Company
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The Drowsy Poet is a literature-inspired coffee shop with a cozy, warm environment. They have several gluten-free options for lunch, and their coffee is one of the best. The Poetchino, their signature drink, is much like a Starbucks Frappuccino, but without the bellyache. My favorite Poetchino is the mocha with a mocha wall, it tastes like a chocolate shake but with coffee!
3. The Leisure Club
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The Leisure Club is a trendy coffee shop located near the mall. The interior is modern and features secluded areas to relax after a long day of shopping. They offer many flavors to add to your coffee, one being lavender! The Leisure Club uses Intelligentsia coffee, a direct trade, single origin coffee roaster and retailer. The Leisure Club offers gluten-free waffles and delicious vegan options; this place is a must for coffee-lovers.
4. Constant Coffee and Tea
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Constant Coffee and Tea is located on Scenic Highway, and is rated number six on Trip Advisor for best coffee. According to their reviews, this shop has a delicious mocha, friendly service and an all-around great atmosphere! It also offers outdoor seating, takeout and free Wi-Fi!
5. Fosko Coffee Barre
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The Fosko Coffee Barre is known for their lattes, crepes and mini cheesecakes. Located downtown, you can stop by and grab a dessert and a latte to recharge after a long day of shopping. They also offer alcohol and wine.
6. Bad Ass Coffee Company Pensacola
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This Hawaiian inspired coffee shop lives up to its name. Bad Ass Coffee is strongly reviewed for its fantastic customer service, and while you are there you can buy flavored Kona coffee! Bad Ass Coffee is located on Underwood Avenue near Cordova Mall.
7. Maximilian Coffee
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Maximilian Coffee is a comfy and intimate atmosphere that offers many unique options including Cuban Café Con Leche and Espresso Con Panna. This shop is located on N 12th Avenue, and they offer gluten-free options!
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